Henry V. Demers, 89, Westport

Henry V. Demers, 89, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Kimwell Nursing Home in Fall River. He was the husband of Rita A. (Beaulieu) Demers.

Born in Fall River and son of the late Dr. Adelard and Sara (Michaud) Demers, he was a lifelong resident of Westport.  He was the owner and operator of the former Westport Gas in Westport and Demers Boat and Sporting Goods in Fall River. Mr. Demers was a Navy Veteran, serving his country during World War II.

He was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport, a member of T.C.A., an avid toy and train collector and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors along with his wife include his three sons, Henry A. Demers of Cape Coral, Fla., Thomas V. Demers of Westport, and Robert R. Demers of Westport; his three daughters, Henrietta A. Thibault of Swansea, Paulette R. Tessier of Westport, and Sara A. Ferland of Dartmouth; 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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